Parivrtta parsvakonasana also known as Revolved Side Angle Pose is one of the most famous asanas. It is believed that Parivrtta parsvakonasana activates the Manipura chakra of our body. By activating this chakra, parivrtta parsvakonasana is thought to remove fear and insecurity. Parivrtta parsvakonasana is one the part of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga training and a key pose in other styles of yoga training.
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Meaning –
Parivrtta -> Resolved
Parsva -> Side
kon -> Angle
Asana -> Pose
How to do Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
1. Exhale, turn to right bending right knee directly over right ankle. Bring left elbow on the outside of right knee and place hands in prayer, spiraling chest open to ceiling looking skyward.
2. Use breath to move deeper into the posture lifting belly off of thigh. To revolve even more fully into the posture(level 2 of the pose)
3. Reach left arm underneath right thigh and clasp wrist of the right arm, always opening chest and lightning into the twist. To extend into the full traditional pose, place your left hand on the floor outside of your right foot and spiral your right arm over your right ear.
4. Hold for 5-8 breaths
5. Inhale, come up
6. exhale to another side (repeat 1-2)
7. Modified posture back knee on the floor
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Benefits –
- Strengthens and stretches the legs, knee, and ankles
- Stretches the groins, spine, chest, lungs, and shoulders
- Stimulates abdominal organs, increase stamina
- Improves digestion and aids elimination and improve balance.
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Therapeutic Applications-
Constipation, Infertility, low backache, osteoporosis, sciatica
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana contraindication and cautions –
- A headache
- High or low blood pressure
Cautions – if you have any neck problem, don’t turn your head to look at the top arm instead look straight ahead with the side of the neck lengthened evenly or look down at the floor.
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